Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina 2008

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"Loaded with finesse and grace. Dark red cherries, flowers, spices, mint and minerals are some of the nuances that flow from this beautifully delineated, gorgeous Barolo. Floral notes reappear to frame the sublime finish. Altare’s straight Barolo doesn’t get as much recognition as some of his other wines, but it is once again fabulous in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028...93" WA 4/12 "A balanced Barolo with dried berries and cherries with hints of strawberries. Full body, yet reserved and refined. Very silky. Lovely now. This year the two vineyards from Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga really gave the quality in this wine. Excellent...93" JamesSuckling.com 7/12

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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/28/2012

The 2008 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) is quite beautiful. It doesn't have the vibrancy or power of the 2009, yet the pedigree of this hillside site comes through in spades just the same. Floral notes wrap around the delicate, perfumed finish. There is ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Altare, Elio Vigna Arborina 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/30/2013

The 2008 Barolo Arborina is gorgeous for the way it combines layers of fleshy dark fruit in the medium-bodied style of the year. Dark red cherries, flowers, spices and minerals are some of the notes that emerge from this beautiful, polished Barolo. T... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Bright, dark red. Black cherry, menthol and minerals on the nose. Ripe, suave and sweet in the mouth; less fleshy but more minerally than the 2007. Best today on the dry, slowly mounting, rather powerful finish, which features very fresh fruits and strong minerality, good fine-grained tannins and a sexy emerging sweetness. This should make a smooth and elegant drink in seven or eight years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

The 2008 Barolo Arborina is gorgeous for the way it combines layers of fleshy dark fruit in the medium-bodied style of the year. Dark red cherries, flowers, spices and minerals are some of the notes that emerge from this beautiful, polished Barolo. The 2008 is all class and elegance. Layers of fruit meld together on the polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016–2033.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/02/2012

Bright, dark red. Black cherry, menthol and minerals on the nose. Ripe, suave and sweet in the mouth; less fleshy but more minerally than the 2007. Best today on the dry, slowly mounting, rather powerful finish, which features very fresh fruits an... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Altare, Elio Vigna Arborina 750ml



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"Loaded with finesse and grace. Dark red cherries, flowers, spices, mint and minerals are some of the nuances that flow from this beautifully delineated, gorgeous Barolo. Floral notes reappear to frame the sublime finish. Altare’s straight Barolo doesn’t get as much recognition as some of his other wines, but it is once again fabulous in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028...93" WA 4/12 "A balanced Barolo with dried berries and cherries with hints of strawberries. Full body, yet reserved and refined. Very silky. Lovely now. This year the two vineyards from Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga really gave the quality in this wine. Excellent...93" JamesSuckling.com 7/12

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